Easy Raw Apple Chia Breakfast Porridge

This yummy raw porridge is ready in 5 minutes and is beyond good. You just mix the ingredients in a high-speed blender or a small food processor and it’s ready.

The sweetness of the apples and dates and cinnamon is perfect for fall. You will feel great about starting the morning with a nutritious and delicious breakfast full of protein, fiber, omega-3s, and vitamins that will give you tons of energy throughout the morning. And how can you go wrong with apples and cinnamon?? I am in love with this new breakfast.

It's gluten-free, raw, vegan, and dairy free.

All of these ingredients are ones that I keep on hand in my pantry all the time (except maybe for the apples which are seasonal) so once you have the ingredients on hand, this breakfast is as fast as it is delicious.

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Seeds are a great source of nutrients, especially if you are eating a plant-based diet.

1. Chia seeds are a good source of protein, fiber, and omega 3 fatty acids. They are a great energy booster! I use this superfood often, sprinkling them on other breakfast bowls, making a healthy chia seed pudding with fresh strawberries, adding them to dips, salad dressings, homemade energy bars, and of course putting them in green smoothies.

2. Hemp seeds add protein, a rich nutty texture, and more omega 3s. I love adding them to salads, breakfast bowls, soups, homemade energy bars, and smoothies.

3. Flax seeds are loaded with nutrients. They offer more heart-healthy omega 3s, lignans which may help protect against cancer and reduce inflammation, and soluble and insoluble fiber.

I buy the seeds whole and then grind them every couple of months with a coffee or spice grinder and store them in a jar in the fridge so they are always handy. The whole seeds are likely to pass through the digestive system and you won’t absorb all the nutrients, so it’s best to use ground flax seed.
I add ground flax seeds to soups, breakfast bowls like oatmeal, smoothies, and tomato sauces.

The possibilities are endless for adding these three powerfully nutrient-dense seeds to your everyday cooking.

But aren’t these seeds expensive?

They can seem expensive in the short-term. But you only use a small amount so a bag will last a long time and provide you and your family with tons of added nutrition to things you eat every day.
I do not mind paying for high-quality whole foods, especially since I know this saves buckets of money down the road by keeping us healthy.

But one thing that really bugs me is buying things that are overpriced, so I’m always looking for the best deals.

To save time and money, I buy organic seeds in batches online at Thrive Market and store the extra bags in the freezer, where they will keep for more than a year. Then I open one bag at a time and store the seeds in airtight jars in the fridge. Done! I’ve gotten the best deal and don't need to think about buying them again for a while.

Now that you have done a little one-time planning and have the ingredients, this raw breakfast porridge takes only 5 minutes to prepare.

Note: this recipe makes only one serving. Double or triple the recipe as needed. It will be even easier to blend up or process if you double the recipe.
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Easy Raw Apple Chia Seed Breakfast Porridge

Serves 1. Time: 5 minutes.

Ingredients:
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds 
  • 1 tablespoon Chia Seeds
  • 1 tablespoon ground Flax seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Small pinch nutmeg
  • Thin slice of fresh ginger
  • 3 tablespoons almond milk or other milk (plus more to pour on when serving, if desired)
  • 1 pitted medjool date

Preparation:

Reserve about 1/3 of the apple to add to the top of your porridge. Then mix all the other ingredients together in a food processor. Process until it is well mixed, but still has some texture. Top with the remaining diced apple. I like to serve it with additional almond milk poured on. Yum.

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I love fall. And apples. And I love this breakfast cereal so I hope you try it! Enjoy. Let me know how you like it.

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